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Things I Love Thursday - Silver Linings

It's been a rough week. I realized I could either get on here and tell you all about it and have a little pity party or I could find the good in the past few days. Every cloud really does have a silver lining.

Monday and Tuesday I was a little sick. My stomach was really bothering me. But The Princess's first piano recital was the perfect distraction Monday night. Silver lining.

I finally felt mostly back to normal Tuesday night and was able to get in a strong run. Silver lining.

Yesterday, my phone screen died. Went black and hasn't come back. It makes all the sounds it's supposed to, like the little bubble noise whenever I get a new text, but there is no way to see the text or do anything else. When I visited the phone store last night, they said my phone is still under warranty so I can get a new one at no charge (little silver lining), but there is no way to get any information off the phone. The knowledge that this has been my primary camera for the past eight months made me sick to my stomach. I backed up the removable memory card last week, but I didn't think I had saved the other 1500 pictures that were on the phone. I wanted to cry.

When I got home, I checked my computer and all the photos, screenshots, downloads and videos from the first day I used the phone until June 9 were all there. Pictures of Christmas, first riding lessons, Disneyland, Easter, first t-ball games, races, birthday parties... it is all there. Silver lining indeed.

I'm still a little off kilter because my calendar hasn't been syncing the past few months, but I'll take missing a few events or being late to something over losing all those memories.

So the next time you are having a bad morning because your 4-year-old has decided to make it a daily struggle deciding what she wants to wear and then you go downstairs to find dog puke, remember to look for the silver lining. It's there somewhere.


  1. Yes! Amen! :-) It's been one of those weeks...

  2. Love this, thanks! I always try to make others see the silver lining. So much I sometimes forget to find it myself. Have a good weekend!

  3. Love it! I'm a "bright side of things" kind of person, too...and I agree, there's always a silver lining! :0)

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  5. Paid another months rent this morning, then I read your blog. It was just what I needed even though I am still looking for a silver lining in that check I wrote!


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